11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Train:  14 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

Make your Tokyo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Tokyo reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine and then get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Himeji online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Himeji, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Osaka to see Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto attractions site.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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